Washington DC is a cesspool for child porn producers and abusers. It has much to do with the dysfunctional local government, and the predisposition to cover for those in power who perpetrate these crimes. They are found not only in positions of power, but also in schools and in the police force.
In the latest take down, a former private school teacher added to the FBI’s list of most wanted fugitives during five years on the run has been charged in Washington’s federal court with producing child pornography. Prosecutors filed a criminal information charging Eric Justin Toth with child pornography, identity theft and misuse of a Social Security number. An information is a charging document that typically signifies that a guilty plea is near. Both sides have said that they were negotiating a plea agreement. A U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman declined comment Thursday. Toth was captured in Nicaragua in April and returned to Washington to face federal charges. He’d been on the run since 2008, when he was fired from his teaching job at the Beauvoir School after being confronted about images of child pornography.
Also, a former D.C. police officer has been convicted of sexually abusing a girl who participated in his church choir. A Superior Court jury convicted 45-year-old Wendel Palmer of numerous offenses. Prosecutors say that Palmer directed the girl in a choir at a D.C. church that she her and her family attended and which his family ran. Authorities say the abuse began when the victim was 10 or 11 years old, and occurred at the church during breaks in choir rehearsals and other places. The victim reported the abuse after she turned 18.
Those who are exploiting and abusing children like Ariana-Leilani ultimately will be caught and prosecuted. Help fight child abuse in the United States, sign the petition to save 10 year old Ariana-Leilani and the fight for children’s rights to be protected: